Mumbai, Maharashtra , IN
I miss going to open air farmer's markets and listening to vendors share fascinating stories of their produce. I love creating a mental catalog of these intersecting histories when food reaches my table - almost like my own little archaeological study!
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Peas with dumplings, the way my mom makes them are the best! That is my favorite dish in the whole world. It smells like childhood and tastes like happiness every time I see my family. We're several countries apart for more than six years now, and every time I visit them, this is the first dish, my mom cooks. It's been a year and a half since I have last seen them, and I can't wait to hug them and taste my favorite meal again.
Probably the first dish I attempted to cook when I left home and I still find joy in making it wherever I am even after many years. It reminds me of the times when I was struggling to live on my own for the first time. And despite learning to cook quite a range of dishes now, I still find comfort in this Indian version of scrambled eggs - Egg Bhurji.
Growing up in Appalachia our family owned a pizza shop & convenience store. Grandma made the sauce and carried it to,the store every day. Grandpa made sure anyone could have a meal for a dollar. One dollar got you a soda, bag of chips and a slice of pizza or a pizza bun. Pizza buns are hamburger buns with mozzarella cheese, pizza sauce and pepperoni...microwaved for one minute wrapped in wax paper. Back then, as a high school student, you had to leave the school for lunch, the cafeteria was too small to feed everyone. These were consumed by so many kids during my time in the 80’s! People still talk about them. My kids love them...and the grands will too, soon!
Indonesian traditional snack usually consist of : glutinous rice, coconut milk, shredded coconut, palm sugar, and... colored green (pandan leaves flavored). It is kind of typical snack around Malaysia, Thailand, and neighboring South East Asia.
Of course we have snack that has no characters above, but that still consider as traditional Indonesian, because it have been known in the archipelago for really long time. Usually those are snacks that we've adopt during colonial era, or even older than that! Sometimes that particular food stray so far away from the original food, but still hold the same name! Or visa versa!
While the local wineries were closed due to the pandemic, my friend Susie and I made do by setting up in my front yard where the view is incredible and the laughs are many. My happy place and such a happy time sharing local soft-shell sandwiches, steamed shrimp, spinach & artichoke dip, cheeses and cherries.